Crypt of Agadeem

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Crypt of Agadeem

Land

Crypt of Agadeem enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Add to your mana pool for each black creature card in your graveyard.

Crypt of Agadeem Discussion

kham on Thraxi zombie spam

3 days ago

cut: Gatekeeper of Malakir, Ruthless Deathfang, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Liliana's Reaver, Accursed Horde, Shepherd of Rot, gauntlet of power, tribute to hunger, geth's verdict, Torment of Scarabs, Exquisite Blood, The Eldest Reborn, syphon flesh, phyresis, and a land

check out: Gravecrawler , Nether Traitor , Sword of the Animist , Expedition Map (for urborg/cabal), Crypt of Agadeem , Smallpox , Death Cloud , Thassa, God of the Sea , Bedevil , Windfall , Wheel of Fortune , Vona's Hunger , Army of the Damned , Lord of the Accursed , Dictate of Erebos , Undead Warchief , Solemn Simulacrum , Lord of the Undead , The Scarab God , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Chaos Warp , Curse of the Cabal , Command Beacon

lithiumbrigadebait on RazaBridge Reanimator

2 weeks ago

Bunch of cuts, bunch of additions! Notably, Meteor Golem gives us a not-completely-embarrassing out to Stony Silence/Null Rod effects, which otherwise shut down Phyrexian Altar , treasure tokens from Pitiless Plunderer , and Walking Ballista (in other words, all of our win conditions) as well as Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void , meaning the stupid Rings/Monolith combo is no longer relevant!

Main theme of many of the changes is maxing out on redundant effects for recursive creatures and interchangeable pieces for the end win condition, as well as the full suite of 'draw cards on death' triggers to go with our recursive dorks.

Recursive dorks: Gravecrawler , Nether Spirit , Bloodghast , Bloodsoaked Champion

Gravecrawler and Nether Spirit are obvious, as the cleanest win conditions. Bloodghast is largely for value, or for a free body to come in alongside a Buried Alive fetching Razaketh. Bloodsoaked Champion is a cheaper alternative to Reassembling Skeleton , which I hate paying the upfront 2 mana for. (It also has the fringe benefit of being a Warrior, which plays nicely with Mindblade Render !)

Draw-on-death triggers: Grim Haruspex , Midnight Reaper , Harvester of Souls

Replaced the one-shot card draw like Night's Whisper with more engines. Particularly nice if you have Walking Ballista + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with no sac outlet (Ballista can kill itself repeatedly to draw into an unrestricted sac outlet) or Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar / Pitiless Plunderer + sac outlet without a source of extra bodies or mana.

Other miscellaneous additions:

Pitiless Plunderer -- Excellent addition, reanimate-able Altar as long as you have a sac outlet on board. Can even stockpile Treasures for burst turns or casting fat.

Diregraf Colossus -- Not super useful on its own, but it does serve fairly cleanly as a castable/reanimate-able Bridge from Below while also being a Zombie for Gravecrawler. Major downside is that it does absolutely nothing with Nether Spirit or any other card combinations, so I'm on the fence but excited to give it a shot.

Priest of Forgotten Gods -- Came in to accompany the greater focus on recursive dorks and death draw triggers. Very, very good with Pawn of Ulamog/Diregraf Colossus tokens.

Stitcher's Supplier -- Little dude does SO MUCH WORK. Liliana -1 to bring him back is a fairly common play, and often very strong. It's even a zombie!

Songs of the Damned -- I was worried this would be dead too often, but it's crazy explosive, and I'm tempted to try Crypt of Agadeem .

As soon as War of the Spark is released, Liliana's Triumph is slotting RIGHT in; card is nuts.

Nasser_inside1 on Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker Aristocrats

1 month ago

Crypt of Agadeem is similar to songs of the condemned, but slightly more permanent

hellhole3927 on The Unthinkable Graveyard, Zombie Self Mill

1 month ago

First off Taplands are going to hurt every deck so cut at least 2 Crypt of Agadeem , 4 Fetid Pools , maybe 1 Dakmor Salvage , and 2 Watery Grave (you shouldn't need that many). Add 4 Polluted Delta and basic lands. Also Bitter Ordeal isn't that great honestly unless built around. The first time I saw it I thought I could just do a ton of self-milling with it, but the permanents need to enter the graveyard from the battlefield (which makes it useless unless built around even in a very graveyard oriented deck). Also I would add 4 Damping Sphere to the sideboard, it 100% turns off Tron and Storm and slows other decks down. Finlly Sinister Concoction is a cool card, but seems too slow. I would recommend cutting it for 4 Fatal Push .

hellhole3927 on The Unthinkable Graveyard, Zombie Self Mill

1 month ago

First off Taplands are going to hurt every deck so cut at least 2 Crypt of Agadeem , 4 Fetid Pools , maybe 1 Dakmor Salvage , and 2 Watery Grave (you shouldn't need that many). Add 4 Polluted Delta and basic lands. Also Bitter Ordeal isn't that great honestly unless built around. The first time I saw it I thought I could just do a ton of self-milling with it, but the permanents need to enter the graveyard from the battlefield (which makes it useless unless built around even in a very graveyard oriented deck). Also I would add 4 Damping Sphere to the sideboard, it 100% turns off Tron and Storm and slows other decks down. Finlly Sinister Concoction is a cool card, but seems too slow. I would recommend cutting it for 4 Fatal Push .

triproberts12 on Sexy sacks Yahenni

2 months ago

I like Undying Evil for this kind of deck. Does great things with Gary, Tree of Perdition, etc. Also, since you can sac at instant speed, Mesmeric Fiend permanently exiles, since you can sac it in response to the ETB trigger, making it better than Kitesail Freebooter and other newer cards that have been worded to avoid that interaction. I agree that Grave Pact is a must-have. Some more ramp and card draw wouldn't hurt. I'm partial to Jet Medallion , Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , and Thought Vessel for rocks, and Syphon Mind is my favorite mono-black draw spell.

I would cut Ritual of Soot, since it scales very poorly in EDH. Crux of Fate , Damnation (if you've got the cash), Decree of Pain , Toxic Deluge , take your pick.

As for lands, Crypt of Agadeem would be good here. Phyrexian Tower just got reprinted. It's a bit pricey, but it is VERY good, and having been $60 just a few months ago with no likely reprint in the near future, pick it up now. Temple of the False God is a bad card, full stop. It is never correct to include it. Ever. That's not just me talking, but virtually every EDH content creator out there.

I'm not sure how you feel about the budget issue with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , but it would be a very good addition, even before taking the combo with Walking Ballista or Triskelion into account. It's a solid addition to a black deck, and there are some affordable tutors that can get both pieces like Beseech the Queen , Diabolic Intent (on theme, so maybe add it regardless), Sidisi, Undead Vizier (also on theme!), and Netherborn Phalanx .

As for reanimation, Rise from the Grave is pretty inefficient, and upgrading to Animate Dead , Victimize (on theme!), Dread Return (apparently there's a lot of sac'ing in black, who knew?), Sepulchral Primordial (great with repeatable ETB effects), Rise of the Dark Realms (expensive, but a black staple in EDH), Necromancy , Thrilling Encore (great if you can sac with Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact ), Ever After (one more mana for twice the value), Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Champion of Stray Souls (so much sac'ing), Hell's Caretaker (again, so much sac'ing), Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni , Rescue from the Underworld (on-theme), Infernal Offering (sac!), Necromantic Summons (strictly better than Rise), Zombify , and Footsteps of the Goryo (...sac).

The last thing I would do is check out the EDHREC pages for Yahenni, the color black, and sacrifice to see what others are running. Good luck!

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Crypt of Agadeem occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.51%

Golgari: 0.11%